Facilitated Discussion on the Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020 - Rocky Mountain Chapter
Monday, September 28, at 7:00 PM MDT – Local RMASA member, Angela Kantola, will facilitate a discussion among our chapter and friends of the online event above, “Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020: A Conversation Between Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Rev. Susan Hendershot.” Please watch the event live on September 14, or watch the recording, before our September 28 discussion. Bring your questions and comments about this particular video, and if you happen to miss it, just bring your questions and comments on the topic of climate change and our faith. After the topical questions have run their course, we will stay online for a while longer with anyone who would like to simply fellowship with other members and friends.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86150976445
BACKGROUND FOR THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVITIES ON SEPT 14 AND SEPT 28:
Hotter temperatures, rising seas, and extreme weather events are a few of the climate impacts we can expect to worsen in years to come. At its core, climate change is profoundly unjust. It exacerbates hunger, poverty, and even political instability, disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable people of the world, the very ones we Christians are called to love and care for.
Climate scientist and evangelical, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, will join Rev. Susan Hendershot to discuss the latest outlook on climate change, and how to communicate the climate message effectively, from a position of shared values.
Hayhoe regularly finds common ground with those who initially, for political not theological reasons, dismiss climate change as a liberal plot. She is committed because she believes that Christians “who take the Bible seriously already care about climate change (although they might not realize it). Climate change will strike hard against the very people we’re told to care for and love, amplifying hunger and poverty, and increasing risks of resource scarcity that can exacerbate political instability, and even create or worsen refugee crises.“
Hayhoe is a climate scientist at Texas Tech, where she co-directs the Climate Center. She is also an evangelical Christian and the wife of a pastor in Lubbock. She has been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers, FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders, and Christianity Today as one of their 50 Women to Watch.
Join the webinar and learn effective ways to talk to your faithful friends and colleagues about the importance of caring for Creation.
Register here: https://bit.ly/Sept14Hayhoe (if you register here on Zoom you’ll get a follow up email with the recording and links shared in the chat) or watch on the Interfaith Power and Light Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/InterfaithPowerandLight). A recorded version will be available afterward on the Interfaith Power and Light’s website: https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/ or Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/InterfaithPowerandLight.
Hosted by Interfaith Power & Light, Catholic Climate Covenant, and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action